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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Groundnut Storage in the Usa (Late Entry Due to Sy Oversight)

Authors
item BUTTS, CHRISTOPHER
item ARTHUR, FRANKLIN

Submitted to: Crop Postharvest Science and Technology
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: October 1, 2002
Publication Date: June 1, 2004
Citation: Butts, C.L., Arthur, F.H. 2004. Groundnut storage in the usa (late entry due to sy oversight). Crop Postharvest Science and Technology.

Interpretive Summary: Peanuts are a major crop in southern US with an estimated value of US$1.03 billion. About two-thirds of the US peanuts are consumed domestically, while one-third are exported. Peanuts are harvested in the fall and subsequently processed for human consumption. This chapter discusses the storage and handling of peanuts when first purchased from the grower until they enter the processing facilities. Historical perspectives of peanut storage in the USA are presented as well as a review of the current literature. Future trends in storage including aeration, ventilation, and instrumentation for maintaining peanut quality from the farm gate to the front door of the peanut shelling plant are discussed.

Technical Abstract: The United States produces approximately 1.6 million t of in-shell groundnut (peanut, Arachis hypogea L.) annually with an estimated value of US$1.03 billion. This chapter discusses the storage and handling of peanuts when first purchased from the grower (farmer stock peanuts). Historical perspectives of peanut storage in the USA are presented as well as a review of the current literature that includes, design criteria, construction and maintenance costs, and best management practices for controlling temperature, moisture and minimizing mechanical and insect damage. Future trends in peanut storage includes changes in aeration, ventilation, and instrumentation for maintaining peanut quality from the farm gate to the front door of the peanut shelling plant.

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